Linked by Andrew Youll on Tue 19th Jul 2005 15:57 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews PC-BSD 0.7.8 has been released and I also recently conducted an interview with PC-BSD Project leader Kris Moore.
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RE[3]: Looks awesome
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 19:19 UTC

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This can be easily solved with metadata, or a sort of "registry" that keeps track of where the libraries are. Any security problem and a program would just follow a tree, updating everything.
Sure, this creats the problem of multiple copies and a larger update. But that's the price you pay to keep installations as free as possible from dependency-hell. Dependency-hell kills. Look what it did to Debian.
UNIX-to-the-core fans will scream. But then again, UNIX-hardcore people: 1) are mostyl network guys; 2) only code in C.
Some people have other type of work to do besides setting up a firewall, and distros, particularly Linux, SUCK in the software installation thing.
Kudos for PC-BSD! UNIX FOR THE PEOPLE!

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RE[4]: Looks awesome
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 20:21 in reply to "RE[3]: Looks awesome"
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I agree with your solution however I do take exception to the generalization that all hard core Unix people code in C.

Ada2005 is my favourite language. I've been using it since it was Ada83. :-)

Cheers,

Nick

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RE[5]: Looks awesome
by on Tue 19th Jul 2005 22:51 in reply to "RE[4]: Looks awesome"
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I agree with your solution however I do take exception to the generalization that all hard core Unix people code in C. Ada2005 is my favourite language. I've been using it since it was Ada83.

Well, Ada is nice! in fact, I like the fact that you can find Forth code in FreeBSD's bootloader and Modula-3 in CVSup. These were chosen for a very good reason.
Maybe in FreeBSD it's different. I've used more OpenBSD, where's there's a definite trend to keep it simple and small (C). For better or for worse, and I can't really see much non-C get in the core system. Maybe FreeBSD people are more open, it sure looks that way. In fact, this C-fixation is an aspect I don't like in OpenBSD, but I understand the rationale.

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